Apr 29, 2017

TrussFab Builds Complex Structures with 3D Printed Hubs and Bottles

Researchers at Hasso Plattner Institute developed TrussFab system which enables you to design and build large complex structures like furniture, boats, and buildings. Hopefully, they will open source the software.

Project description:
TrussFab is an integrated end-to-end system that allows users to fabricate large-scale structures that are sturdy enough to carry human weight. TrussFab achieves the large scale by complementing 3D print with plastic bottles.  TrussFab achieves the large scale by complementing 3D print with plastic bottles. It does not use these bottles as “bricks” though, but as beams that form structurally sound node-link structures, also known as trusses.

TrussFab presentation video:





Project homepage with more information about it:

https://hpi.de/en/baudisch/projects/trussfab.html

Full scientific publication in PDF:

https://hpi.de/fileadmin/user_upload/fachgebiete/baudisch/projects/TrussFab/TrussFab-authors-copy.pdf

3d printed structural hub holding the bottle trusses